Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Before I even get into this look, how do you spell "smokey"? Do you spell it "smokey" or "smoky"? I just sat here for a few minutes like, "Wait. Is it with an 'e'?" Also doesn't help that I say, "shhhh-mokey" like Jim Carrey from The Mask (edit: I just watched the scene and it's "sssss-mokin'" not "shhhh-mokin'") My entire life has been a lie.

Ahem. Onto the look. I don't know if it's because I've been seeing sneak peeks of the second one everywhere for the holidays, but lately I've been obsessed with LORAC Mega Pro Palette. Have you guys seen swatches of the second one yet? They are totally drool-worthy! The first palette has so many amazing, buttery shades. You better believe I'll have the second one up for you guys once it drops! :)

For this look, I used:
  • LORAC Mega Pro Palette
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Superstar Mascara
  • L'Oreal Infalliable Makeup Extender Setting Spray
  • Mica Beauty Black Gel Eyeliner Pot
  • MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
  • Sigma Beauty Dual-Ended Eyeliner in Earth Goddess/Daydream

  • 1. Start with a clean base color closest to your real skin type. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly is my fave for mine. Next, you want to set that (especially if you're using a cream base). I used Fawn and took that all over the lid to eyebrow. What this does is creates a nice base for any other shadows that you put on top of it to help blend them easier.
  • 2. Then I took Brown into my crease with a Sigma Beauty crease brush and applied it in a soft, windshield-wiper movement.
  • 3. Then I took Indigo and packed it all over my lid. I highly recommend patting this onto the lid instead of sweeping it on. Indigo has all these gorgeous turquoise and pinky-purple glitters in it and patting it on helps keep them in place. Taking the L'Oreal Infallible Setting Spray, I sprayed the brush I was using for Indigo and went back in with it. I found using a setting spray (some like to MAC Fix+) really keeps the glitter in place and makes it pop since you're applying it wet.
  • 4. I went back in with Brown in the crease to smoke out and blend out Indigo. Take your time with this and keep blending.
  • 5. Wing it! I used the Mica Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pot in Black and created an "open-ended" cat eye. Apply your normal cat eye but when you're coming back from creating the wing, bring in up, slightly, into the crease of your eye. I hope that makes sense!
  • 6. We're almost done! For the pop of color, I used Sigma Beauty's Dual Eyeliner in Daydream and applied that to my lower waterline. Any color would do and adds such a fun twist to a look.
  • 7. Apply your lashes or oomph your own up! I used the L'Oreal Voluminous Superstar Mascara which is a two-part mascara. First, you apply the white primer and then the black mascara over it to get long, wispy lashes!